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Valverde de Amusco, Anatomie, Antwerp, Plantin, 1568, contemporary vellum

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Juan Valverde de Amusco and David van Mauden

Two anatomical works after Vesalius, printed by Christopher Plantin, comprising:

JUAN VALVERDE DE AMUSCO. Anatomie, oft levende beelden vande deelen des menschelicken lichaems, met de verclaringhe van dien, inde Nederduytsche spraecke [translated by Martin Evrard]. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1568, title within engraved border, calligraphic woodcut initials, 42 engraved plates, with blank leaves before K1, L1 and N1, small tear to first two plates, plates 6-7 for book 2 shorter (supplied from another copy?)

DAVID VAN MAUDEN. Bedieninghe der anatomien, dat is maniere ende onderrichtinghe om perfectelijck des menschen lichaem t'anatomizeren, na de leeringhe Galeni, Vesalii, Falloppii en Atantii, achtervolgende de figuren er Anatomie Vesalii en Valverde. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1583, woodcut Plantin device on title-page, calligraphic woodcut initials, woodcut illustrations, without errata quire (see footnote)

2 works in one volume (van Mauden bound between the prelims and the plates of Valverde), 4to (312 x 201mm.), headings and prefaces in civilité type, contemporary Dutch vellum, manuscript lettering "Anatomie in't Duits" on spine, small wormhole in text, binding slightly stained, lacking two pairs of ties

Valverde's anatomical work, based on Vesalius but with corrections, was first published in Rome in 1556 in Spanish; the first Plantin edition of 1566 had the text in Latin, with plates copied from the Rome edition. For the present Dutch edition, the plates were amended by the addition of a heading to show the plate and book number for each illustration. According to Voet, the print run was 450 copies, and the translator was paid 24 florins on 12 May 1566.

David van Mauden (c. 1538-before 1612) was a physician and surgeon in Antwerp. Van Mauden was aiming to supplement the anatomical treatises of Vesalius and others with a manual designed for the surgeon; he also uses marginal letters to refer back to the Dutch Valverde of 1568, in particular the anatomical plates.

An additional quire (+4) containing van Mauden's errata for the 1568 Valverde edition is recorded in some copies, but not by Voet. This errata section is not present in this copy.


Voet 2146 & 1655